YARMOUTH, Mass. — Yarmouth Police say K-9 Nero has fully recovered after being shot and severely wounded during a police shooting in Yarmouth that killed his handler, Officer Sean Gannon.
Yarmouth Police said people continue to ask about K-9 Nero from all over the world.
"As we celebrate Thanksgiving 2018, we are thankful to report that K9 Nero has fully recovered from his wounds and is enjoying his retirement from police service back home living with the Gannon Family," Steven G. Xiarhos, the deputy chief of police said in a statement Thursday.
Officer Gannon and Nero were part of a team of officers serving a warrant on a number of firearms violations at a home on Blueberry Lane in Barnstable.
The suspect, 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich of Somerville, was allegedly hiding in the attic when the shooting occurred. He's accused of fatally shooting Officer Gannon, and shooting Nero.
The bullet went through Nero's cheek and into his shoulder after he had emergency surgery, a law enforcement source said at the time of the shooting. He is got round-the-clock love, attention and medical care along with full law enforcement protection.
Nero first teamed-up with Officer Gannon about a year ago. Gannon and his wife also had two other dogs as pets.
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